Netflix Movie Fans

This one should be a no-brainer, but I was hoping someone could verify before I proceed...

I'm currently a Netflix subscriber and I'm thinking about getting DirecTV at home.  DirecTV does offer a service called TV Internet Connection which supposedly allows the user to browse web pages using their TV.  I'm very aware that Netflix offers an Instantly To Your TV service, but I don't currently have the equipment to do that (although I do occasionally use the Watch Instantly feature to see movies on my pc).  My question is: if I get DirecTV with the Internet service, will I get access to Netflix "Instantly To Your TV" service or just the "Watch Instantly" service via the internet connection, or is there any difference?
I guess my confusion stems from the DirecTV DVR not being listed among Netflix-compatible devices, as well as the two companies currently being rivals.

Thanks for the help!
S

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At best you will get the same IW you get from watching on your PC. Though your DVR is not going to record the movies off Netflix. However I might be mistaken and you may not be able to use it for either. The netflix service (whether PC or enabled device) has to be able to recognize and authorize the device you are using for either.

It would be best for you to call Netflix and Ask them.
You won't be able to watch IW through the DirecTV web browser. The web browser may allow you to see the NF site, but not to watch IW.
Why is that?
Why is that?

Because Instant Watch on a PC has certain system requirements that must be met.

There must be a compatible operating system (Microsoft Windows or Mac Intel platform OS), there must be sufficient System resources, a compatible video card, not to mention in order for IW to work on a computer (Mac or PC) you must have the Silverlight player installed which is what deals with the DRM (digital rights management) that the movie streams are encoded with.

Once again though your best option is to call Netflix and confirm this, we are just a group of Movie Lovers with Netflix in common... We have NO affiliation with Netflix at all, so our answers are just our opinions or personal experiences.
I do appreciate the advice- thanks!
"I'm very aware that Netflix offers an Instantly To Your TV service, but I don't currently have the equipment to do that (although I do occasionally use the Watch Instantly feature to see movies on my pc). "

Another option you may want to muse over is an HDMI cable from your PC to the TV.

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